The total cost for each student is approximately £210 a year to cover accommodation, food, tuition, books and medical care. We ask parents to provide a small contribution to these costs (most parents, coming from rural areas, have very limited funds) and we expect students to raise some money themselves.
We therefore estimate that an additional £180 will support one student with hearing impairment to continue their secondary school studies for one year
We are not proposing that you sponsor a named individual student, but rather, that you contribute to the costs of the group.
We hope to find enough sponsors to cover the costs of the whole group of students with hearing impairment who are continuing into secondary education. If we don’t, we will fund-raise for whatever extra money we need.
We suggest sponsors might choose to contribute £180 a year, but any sum of money will be valuable and contribute to the future of these young people’s lives
Support for students with hearing loss is Exeter Ethiopia Link’s first venture into collective sponsorship. Having seen the success of this approach with the students we are initiating a second collective sponsorship project , while maintaining the current one.
The next project will invite sponsors to help fund librarians in schools in and around Nekemte. We are in the process of developing this scheme and will soon tell you more.